As cooler weather approaches, state Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, is reaching out to the public with information on how to save on gas, electric and phone bills.
Welter will host a free clinic with the Citizens Utility Board from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 3, at Morris City Hall.
Residents can bring copies of their utility bills for a free one-on-one consultation with a consumer expert from CUB, who will give tips on how to reduce costs.
At clinics across Illinois, CUB has shown consumers how to trim their bills by an average of more than $200 a year. At the Utility Bill Clinic, guests will learn:
• How to spot unnecessary charges on electric, natural gas and phone bills;
• Which energy efficiency programs and rebates can help;
• What to watch for when shopping around in the energy market;
• Options when it comes to phone, TV and internet.
“Helping local residents save money on their utility bills is one of the many ways my office is pleased to serve our community,” Welter said. “I encourage everyone to attend and learn how to apply simple tips to get more for less on every dollar you spend on gas, electric and phone service.”
Residents who wish to attend are required to register in advance, as space is limited.
To RSVP, call the Citizens Utility Board at 312-263-4282, ext. 111, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Morris 10/3.”
For information, call Welter’s office at 815-416-1475.